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The Wars of Santiago and Cordoba against Vikings

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... of sources, although the way it was recorded varied greatly.Ibn Ḥayyān’s account of 971 and 972 is the most detailed narrative of the whole Viking dossier, and is only summarized here (Christys, forthcoming). It is also curious. Perhaps for both...

Waiting for the Barbarians

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...After the Viking raid of 844, which led to the building of walls around Seville, there are references in the written sources to coastal and riverine fortifications and the construction of fleets in response to the Viking menace...

So the Story Goes

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... but there are several problems with it. His History of the Conquest survives only in a version that may have been compiled by one of his pupils, in a late-medieval manuscript (Christys 2002: 160–168). It is typical of Arabic historiography that Ibn...

Introduction: Don Teudo Rico Defeats a Viking Raid

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This introductory chapter presents an outline narrative of Viking activity in Iberia, with a discussion of the evidence for Viking trading, raiding and settlement in the peninsula, against the background of Iberia's turbulent history...

A Mediterranean Adventure

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...During the expedition of 859–861, Vikings attacked northern Iberia and North Africa and may have sailed to Italy and Byzantium. Vikings in the Mediterranean are discussed in the context of endemic piracy; it is often difficult...

From the Encircling Ocean

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... but they nearly always used the term Majūs, which, as we shall see, could also be used of almost anyone who was not a Muslim (Christys 2012). Arab geographers were fascinated by the sea whence they came, which they called the ‘Encircling Ocean’....

Conclusion: From Charter and Chronicle to Saga

Ann Christys

Ann Christys is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD, published as Christians in al-Andalus 711-1000 (2002), at Leeds and has published on the historiography of al-Andalus and on Christian-Muslim relations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vikings in the South : Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter introduces a handful of charters showing the relatively small ransoms that inhabitants of the northern coasts paid to free their relatives from Viking ships. The conclusion favours the charters as evidence for ‘what really...